ARTIST'S STATEMENT Since 1975 I have been studying academic drawing and painting.While continuing my art studies at the Mukhina Art Institute,St.Petersburg I became increasingly interested in and inspired by "expressionist" works of the 20-th century.The influence of the expressionists I believe was derived from the art forms of the early middle ages:both attempt to express the condition of the human soul. My interest is with the use of colour and texture in expressionist painting and drawing.I consider myself as a colourist:using the juxtaposition of different gammas to explore my feelings about a chosen subjects,moods or abstract concepts,dynamic movements,tension and mystery. Often in my water-colours and gouaches the design may almost disappear and the work approaches abstract painting,or abstract "expressionism".However,I am not an abstract painter.I believe the "objects"of our reality are in themselves meaningful and I try to elucidate the "true meaning" or one of the true "meanings" of my subjects by revealing one or more aspects of their nature.Some subjects may be from own fantasy or of concrete objects and landscapes that surround us. At this time of my life my interest in "subject matter and content" tends towards a general expression of man in motion in the universe and the invironment of our own making:dwelling places,places of worship to evoke the spiritual,emotional and psychological intensity of our world in transformation and ourselves in transfiguration.
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